There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book.
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that.
There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.